The Benefits Of Using Technology

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Introduction In today’s world, many people don’t have a problem with using technology. Most college students use social media which includes: twitter, snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook. Today we are going to learn how to use technology to help us in school rather than waste our time. First thing college students can use technology for is online classes. This can be a challenge for some students because they are only used to their day to day uses like Twitter. You can use a variety of strategies to succeed like doing a trial run with technology (Ellis, 2014). This includes verifying your access to the course web sites including online tutorials, PowerPoint presentations, readings, quizzes, tests, and assignments (Ellis, 2014). Also, find a …show more content…
“For master students, technology is a tool for developing a lifelong patter of success” (Ellis, 2014, p.85). The first skill is to search the internet with key words (Ellis, 2014). This step can be very difficult for some students. Mainly because if a student is asked a question many with type the whole question into the search bar. This results in information popping up that is unrelated to your question. Things that will help getting the response you need is to use key and unique words while searching a question (Ellis, 2014). The second technology skill is to discover ideas (Ellis, 2014). “Search for Web sites related to your courses, including articles and blogs by your instructors and the authors of your textbooks” (Ellis, 2014, p.85). The third technology skill is to capture and present ideas (Ellis, 2014). This allows you to have your course material and notes available to you anywhere, any-time, from your digital device (Ellis, 2014). The fourth technology skill is managing events and tasks (Ellis, 2014). This includes managing your time by using the calendar application on your smartphone (Ellis, 2014). The last four technology skills include taking part in social networks, write down E-mails that get results, practice netiquette, and stay safe and secure (Ellis, …show more content…
These people might live in different cities and use digital technology to collaborate (Ellis, 2014). Ellis states if you can succeed in virtual teamwork, you will add a valuable skill to your resume (Ellis, 2014). First you need to plan your team project which consists of milestones, actions, reference material, and “someday” items (Ellis, 2014). “Milestones are due dates for major parts of the project” (Ellis, 2014, p.88). Actions are a list of tasks that the team member need to complete in order to make the milestone and final due dates (Ellis, 2014). This part is very important so your team members know what their job is to help complete the project. Then the reference material includes background information that team members might want to review as they complete their action items (Ellis, 2014). “Someday items are ideas for other people that you might want to pursue” (Ellis, 2014, p.88). To manage the four elements that are explained above, look for tools that allow you to create, edit, and share documents, spread sheets, drawings, and presentations (Ellis, 2014). Being a virtual team player requires you to have technical skills and equally important are people skills (Ellis, 2014). Effective team players consist of people that know how to resolve a conflict, creative and critical thinking, and cooperate to reach the ending goal (Ellis, 2014). The best way to

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